The Morristown and Erie Railway: 1952 – 1982
Presented by: Rudy Garbely
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Monthly Meeting
At the Bickford Theater of the Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
The May 14th meeting will feature Rudy Garbely, Tri-State’s newest Director. Rudy’s presentation kicks off the release of his latest book “Morristown & Erie, Vol. 2 – Service Is Our Business, 1952-1982”. The Morristown & Erie is a local 120-year-old New Jersey short-line that has always been a fan favorite. With Alco Century diesels still plying its rails today, the railroad has a long history and a unique charm. Prior to the M&E acquiring their familiar red Alco Centuries, the railroad dieselized in 1952 with first-generation Alco switchers.
Rudy’s presentation explores the early diesel era of the railroad from 1952 through 1982. Topics will include M&E motive power, daily operations, the Morris County Central’s excursion trains in Whippany, and the railroad’s forays into locomotive rebuilding. The presentation will be comprised entirely of photos that are NOT in the book. This will be a rare opportunity to see these photos.
Rudy holds a degree in American history from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He is employed by the Morristown & Erie Railway and handles marketing and public relations. He also handles the planning, logistics, and marketing for the M&E’s passenger excursions. Rudy is an accomplished author and publisher and owns The Garbely Publishing Company, which focuses on professional railroad history books written by Rudy and other authors. He is involved in our website and with the restoration of CNJ boxcar 24165. Orders for the book will be taken during the evening.
Admission is free, open to the public. All are welcome!
Doors open at 7:00 PM, The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. The programs usually begin about 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments are often available. We will have a selection of books, videos and memorabilia for sale before the meeting. Visit us at www.facebook.com/TriStateRail/ or the web: www.TRISTATERAIL.ORG